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Fighting jetlag & trying to see the sights

... a full day in Hong Kong

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A fairly poor night's sleep - except for late in the night - meant that we didn't get up early, instead it was around 10am before we got going.

A walk down to the harbour ferry terminal and a trip on the Star Ferry across to Hong Kong Island was first thing on the agenda. By the time we did that it was virtually lunch time, so we got lunch at Subway at the Hong Kong Ferry terminal, discovering that Subway prices translate pretty evenly across countries - it actually cost almost as much a dinner the noght before.

Our first stop was the Peak Tram which is a cable tram to the top of The Peak giving magnificent 360 degree views of Hong Kong, but these were slightly negated by a hazy sky.

Down from the Peak we finally worked out how to get a bus (you need the exact change to buy your ticket on the bus) and hopped a bus to Repulse Bay. This got us to a vey nice beach (but slightly coarse sand). A further bus trip took us to Stanley and a wander through the Stanley Markets. We had tea there before heading back on the bus to the ferry terminal.

A quick trip back across to Kowloon got us back in time to get a vantage point for the nightly sound & light show which uses lasers and coloured lights on the buildings on both sides of the harbour to create a display set to music. Well worth hanging around for.
then it was a long walk back up toward the hotel and a vain search for something that we had aimed to buy here, only to find that they don't sell any that are compatible with Australian setup.

tomorrow is our last day away and we hop a plane at 8:20pm for home.

Posted by thomastour 13:25 Archived in Hong Kong Tagged tourist_sites

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